Mars Square Saturn 19 January 2017

Mars Square Saturn TransitMars square Saturn in the natal chart creates difficulty in self-expression. The main areas effected by the limiting influence of Saturn are in your passionate desires and ability for sustained effort. You do have strong desires and goals, but challenges arise in the expression and attainment of these wants and needs.

Criticism or strict discipline may be experienced when growing up, especially by your father or another authority figure. The harder you experience this, the more difficulty you will have in overcoming inhibition, shyness, and feelings of inadequacy. Setbacks as you chase down your desires in sex, sports or work, will reinforce the feeling inside that life is too hard or that you don’t deserve the good things that others have.

Rejection or defeat would bury or repress your strong desires which can lead to complications. Such a buildup of hot Mars energy inside simply needs to be released. If not, it would escape your body in an uncontrolled manner. This may manifest in a negative or unsafe way as fear or success, frustration, temper tantrums, envy, spite, criticism, or in extreme case health problems such as broken bones.

They key to dealing with the flow, or blockage of energy is through self-awareness and learning by experience. The square aspect does present tests and challenges. It is through this trial and error that you master the things which you are not good at. With age and experience, you will come to terms with the limitations of this aspect. This will result in greater self-confidence, wisdom through experience and a strong work ethic.

Patience, perseverance and empathy can be your strong points and lead to a healthy self-esteem, lasting relationships, marked achievements and deserved recognition. A quick scan of the celebrities below with Mars square Saturn confirms this and should give you confidence that striving for your passionate desires will lead to success.

Mars Square Saturn Transit

Transiting Mars square Saturn represents a week or so of frustration and inhibition. Your desires and needs may grow stronger, yet you will find it harder to express your passions and achieve success. The harder you pursue your goals, the more resistance you will face.

Authority figures and superiors such as your father, other dominant men, teachers and bosses, may put you down, restrict your ambitions and generally stop you from achieving what you want. It may be that general circumstances prevent your progress.

This is not a winning transit and the best approach now is a defensive one. In stead of starting new projects or hunting down your desires, it is better to concentrate on holding onto what you already have. Rejection or limitations will internalize the hot Mars energy and this can result in problems. Frustration and anger can result unless the energy is safely expressed. Patience and plodding hard work will get you there.

Risk taking or bursts of energy will only worsen any problems. It may be better to work alone if possible and concentrate on things closer to home. This is not a good time for fighting or conquering new ground. This is a good time to sharpen your blades and strengthen your defenses.

Mars Square Saturn Celebrities

Susan Sarandon 0°04′, Charlie Chaplin 0°06′, Victoria Sackville-West 0°06′, Ally Sheedy 0°27′, Emperor Nero 0°31′, Juan Garcia Abrego 0°34′, August Bebel 0°46′, River Phoenix 0°53′, Anne-Margret 0°56′, Gustav Adolf the Great 0°59′, Antonio Salieri 1°01′, Jackie Weaver 1°02′, Bill Haley 1°04′, Merv Griffin 1°14′, Stephen Arroyo 1°16′, Igor Stravinsky 1°15′, Danilo Kis 1°24′, Princess Renee of France 1°28′.

Mars Square Saturn Dates

15 January 2015
25 September 2015
19 January 2017
11 October 2017
21 January 2019
27 October 2019
24 August 2020
29 September 2020
13 January 2021
10 November 2021
7 August 2022
25 November 2023

11 thoughts on “Mars Square Saturn 19 January 2017

  1. Agree completely. The trick seems to be do everything right but never expect anything to work out so when/if it ever does you will really appreciate it. It’s the ultimate humility and death of the ego aspect.

    It’s not a very forgiving aspect. If you do the wrong thing you get punished immediately, but doing the right thing doesn’t guarantee success or rewards, just fewer consequences.

  2. Hi Jamie, after we spoke about this in my natal chart and you mentioned “creative blocks.” I read this page for natal and transiting. Everything that’s written is true, but with age and the necessary ground work, one can overcome many of the obstacles this aspect represents. Like, with self love, not criticising one-self, letting on-self be free/free-spirited etc. I’ve read a few self help books over the years and they’ve helped a lot. I think it’s having that self awareness, for example; “I was criticised a lot by my father as a child and that’s why I criticise myself,” and then to change that negative habit that formed. Children don’t usually criticise themselves, but some learn to throughout the years. I think that it’s important that we use the Square/challenging aspects as areas to grow and change. I also find what helps to lessen the effects of this natal and transit aspect is to get out and get plenty of fresh air; to not let anyone control or restrict you; get regular exercise; travel if possible; spend lots of time being physical – with gardening, playing with animals, DIY, etc. All my boyfriends have been very controlling and have held me back with my career, and have all been critical. I found that this really didn’t help and I’ve learn to leave a relationship with a man like this a lot sooner, if I were to ever meet anyone like that again! I think this aspect of Mars Square Saturn also applies for boyfriends as well as fathers, because a woman will often attract men that were like her father. It’s familiarity and what was ‘normal.’

  3. I have this aspect and this is so spot on. It’s VERY VERY VERY difficult to deal with it. I’m scared that i’ll always be this way because of this aspect.

    • Gisselle, all square aspect give you are series of tests and challenges so you perfect a certain area. What was once such a problem will be your strong point. All the tests and trial lead to experience and mastery.

  4. In my case (an opposition, and Mars being in the 12th H.), my mother and one of my brothers are an issue. My natal Saturn is in conjc. with my natal moon. They just wanted me to be very venusian… but I am not so much (my Venus is even in a combust conj. with my sun). I do feel burned out. Flowing is much better. I do ask myself when I want to assert myself if this is really guided or I am being voluntarious, like I´ve been all my life. Good luck for every one over here with this enormous burden of transit! So paralyzing. I´m trying to do better, now.

  5. Hey Jamie , thank you for the articles ,

    Just a question , I have “mars square saturn” transit simultaneously with “mars conjunct jupiter” transit , and according to your articles the first is not good for initiatives and the second is ideal for intiatives , how am I supposed to interpret this , do they cancel each other ?

    Thanks in advance .

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